Southeast Asia Field School (GEOS3053)

UNIT OF STUDY

The unit of study can be taken only with prior permission from the unit of study coordinator. It constitutes a Field School run over a three-week period in July, prior to the commencement of the second semester. In 2014 the Field School will be held in mainland Southeast Asia (three of the Mekong countries China, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Viet Nam). In other years it may be held in Indonesia (Java, Sulawesi and Bali). The Field School focuses on three main themes; rural social, environmental and economic change; regional economic integration and its local effects; regional environmental change and natural resources governance. The Field School is run in close association with local universities, whose staff and students participate in some components of the course. Places are limited, and students interested in the 2014 Field School should indicate expression of interest to Professor Philip Hirsch by the end of August 2013.

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Classes

Five pre-departure lectures during Semester 1 2014, three weeks in-country intensive involving lectures, fieldwork and field-based methods training, readings and small group discussions.

Assessment

One pre-departure background report, one short field essay, group participation, one consolidation report, one exam.

Faculty/department permission required?

Yes

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

6 credit points of Intermediate units of study in Geography. Department permission is required for enrolment.

Prohibitions

GEOS3953, GEOG3201

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